Greg Austin Music

Greg Austin Music

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Greg Austin down home Singer/Song writer that knows what the people want! Plays all the music that you want to hear! Greg knows well over 5000 songs! He plays from Hank Williams Jr to Metallic! He is the variety that everyone wants!

Biography

Born on July 29, 1974, Greg wrote his first song at the age of 14, and started performing professionally at the age of 15. He played solo and with various bands around his hometown of Aiken, SC as well as on the road for a number of years before finally deciding to make the move to Music City, USA. He moved to Nashville in 1999 to pursue a songwriting and recording career and made alot of progress before finally settling back down in Aiken where he resides now.

Although his dream is to one day secure that ever elusive recording contract, Greg also enjoys writing songs for himself as well as other up and coming Artists. He has also sang on demos for hit songwriter, Jerry Vandiver, who co-wrote the smash Top 10 single, “For a Little While” for Tim McGraw. And he has worked with Ted Hewitt, Producer of Top selling Nashville Artist, Rodney Atkins.

In 2001 Greg opened for multiple CMA award winning Duo of the Year, Montgomery Gentry, at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN as a finalist in the 2001 Jim Beam Country Band Search. He has auditioned for “Nashville Star” (produced by USA Network) and placed in the top 10 each time, which is quite an accomplishment considering that over 500 promising singer/songwriters audition at each city.

Greg has also been featured on the “Lia Show” segment “15 seconds of Fame” where she featured his song “If You Ever Come Back Home”. Radio listeners either called in to vote or voted online and Greg received the most “yes” votes of any artist featured on the show! Greg has also claimed the title of ”2004 Kicks 99 Guitar Pull Star” and was honored to open the show for Trace Adkins, SheDaisy, Billy Dean, Dierks Bentley and Darryl Worley. The show was held November 16, 2004 in Augusta, GA to benefit the 6th Annual “Million Pennies for Kids” Guitar Pull sponsored by local Country station Kicks 99.5. This show sold out in only seven minutes and is definitely a highlight in Greg’s career thus far. His song "Move a Mountain" which he co-wrote with talented writer Tamra Smith has also received radio airplay Nationwide. He has also recorded a Christmas song for charity, “Dear Santa”, written by Nashville writers Jeff Pedigo & Parrish Stanton. This song sold over 1,000 copies in the Myrtle Beach, SC area where it also received airplay on several local stations there during the Holidays.

Most recently Greg claimed the title of 2011 Sing For Chevy winner where he won a jingle contest for Herndon Chevrolet in Lexington, SC. They loved his jingle and he is now being played on radio and TV spots all over the Mid-State of SC. Just another exciting moment for Greg in 2011!

Greg is preparing to enter the studio in Nashville to start work on his 2nd CD project, “Southern Breeze”, which he plans to release before the end of 2013.

With a commanding stage presence, a great Country voice and top-notch songwriting to back it all up, Greg Austin is sure to have a winning formula for success in the Country Music Industry.

Discography

Dear Santa-Sold over a 1000 copies in the Myrtle Beach, SC this was played on several local stations & received airplay.
Jingle for Herndon Chevrolet-won the Herndon Chevrolet contest. Where he wrote, recorded, the jingle & received local stations & airplay in the Lexington, SC area.
Released his first CD called "Greg Austin" with all original songs that he wrote.
On his CD titled "Greg Austin" he co-wrote the song "Move A Mountain" which he received airplay Nationwide!